ASTM C1842 - 16

    Standard Test Method for The Analysis of Boron and Silicon in Uranium Hexfluoride via Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy

    Active Standard ASTM C1842 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method utilizes FTIR spectroscopy to determine the boron and silicon concentration in uranium hexafluoride.

    5.2 These detection limits are low and very effective to check the compliance of UF6 with Specifications C787 and C996.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is suitable for determining boron and silicon impurities as BF3 and SiF4 in uranium hexafluoride. This test method is an alternative to those described in Test Methods C761 and C1771.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C761 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride

    C787 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride for Enrichment

    C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials

    C996 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride Enriched to Less Than 5% 235U

    C1052 Practice for Bulk Sampling of Liquid Uranium Hexafluoride

    C1703 Practice for Sampling of Gaseous Uranium Hexafluoride

    C1771 Test Method for Determination of Boron, Silicon, and Technetium in Hydrolyzed Uranium Hexafluoride by Inductively Coupled Plasma--Mass Spectrometer After Removal of Uranium by Solid Phase Extraction

    Other Documents

    ANSI N14.1 Nuclear MaterialsUranium HexfluoridePackaging for Transport Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1842-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1842-16, Standard Test Method for The Analysis of Boron and Silicon in Uranium Hexfluoride via Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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